To prevent the entry of this virus into our communities, families and friends may not enter Touchmark community buildings at this time, but we offer scheduled window and outdoor visits as appropriate in designated areas. We also encourage families and friends to keep in touch via FaceTime, Skype, and other digital means. Family members may not visit in residents’ homes at this time.
The Full Life Continues
This page was last updated on 10/19/2020.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Touchmark has been steadfast in our commitment to keeping as many residents, team members, families, and partners as safe as possible. We care deeply about all who live and work in our communities and are adjusting to a new normal whenever things change.
We have created the below FAQ to make it easier for people to find the latest information about changes within our communities, as we work with national, state, and local health agencies and professionals to combat COVID-19.
Halloween and COVID-19
Our routines have changed, and daily life looks different now than it did pre-COVID-19, but you can still enjoy the season and your favorite traditions. Make your Halloween safe while still being spooky with these tips from The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
- Trick-or-treating is the most popular (and sweetest) part of Halloween! Stay safe while participating in this long-standing tradition by avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters and washing your hands before handling candy. If you have access to PVC piping, you can also make a “candy chute” to deliver candy from a distance.
- Make your costume work for you: incorporate your cloth mask into your overall costume, but remember that masks that are part of costumes are not sufficient protection by themselves.
- Ensure that hand sanitizer is part of your Halloween supply list, and don’t forget to use it frequently. Upon returning home, wash hands for at least 20 seconds and before you eat any treats.
Trick-or-treating isn’t the only way to participate in the fun of the season. You can carve pumpkins, take a walk to view Halloween decorations, or decorate your own space for others to enjoy at a distance!